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SILO Seminar – Bill Sethares

Event Details

When: September 16, 2015, 12:30 PM

Location: 3rd Floor Orchard View Room , Discovery Building

Contact: 608-316-4401, hstampfli@wisc.edu

The Rhythm of Speech

Bill Sethares

Bill Sethares, Professor ECE, UW-Madison


Two spoken sentences are never identical, even if they contain the same textual material. Basic to the study of how speakers differ is the ability to (automatically) parse the sentences and align the relevant utterances, to locate the times when the phonemes of one speaker align with the (same) phonemes of another. This enables an analysis of the micro-timing of events in the speech and has uses in linguistic studies, in speech recognition systems, in speech therapy, and in audio/video synchronization.

Speaker: Bill Sethares, ECE Professor, UW-Madison,

SILO is a lecture series with speakers from the UW faculty, graduate students or invited researchers that discuss mathematical related topics. The seminars are organized by WID’s Optimization research group.

SILO’s purpose is to provide a forum that helps connect and recruit mathematically-minded graduate students. SILO is a lunch-and-listen format, where speakers present interesting math topics while the audience eats lunch.